Thursday, August 25
Is this THE book?
Last night my husband made a remark about finishing my book so I could sell it. And in the remark, he said something about it being my "first" book.
"But, it's not." I reminded him. "I've finished six books."
"Yes, but this one has the potential to sell."
The thing is--the thing he'll never realize--is that I thought this about every one of the books I've written. I wrote them because I thought they were "the one".
I write because I fall in love with a story or a character who has a story to tell. A story that only I can tell.
I've learned a lot during the twenty-odd years that I've been writing and with each book, I hope my writing and mechanics have improved. It took finishing those six books to get me where I am today.
I really hope that Bix is "the" book I've been waiting for my whole writing life, but if he's not, I'm sure I'll find another story, another character to fall in love with.
Because that's what writers do. We write. We create. And most of all, we love those we create.